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Juvenile Department Volunteer Program

The Clackamas County Juvenile Department welcomes intern students, practicum students and volunteers.

Overview | Practice Opportunities | Application Process | Internship | Contact

Overview

Over the years we have been fortunate to have numerous students and volunteers work with us to gain hands-on experience, learn about the juvenile justice system and assist us in our work.  It is our goal that students and volunteers will perform specific job responsibilities that lead to practical work experiences related to the field of juvenile justice. 

Opportunities for Practice

  • Probation
  • Drug Court
  • Skills Groups Facilitation
  • Community Service
  • Youth Supervision (Community Connections, Project Payback, GREEN Corps)
  • Restorative Justice
  • Dialogue Facilitation (through Partner Clackamas Resolution Services)
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Clerical Support

Application Process and Guidelines

  1. All applicants will need to complete an application, an interview, reference checks, a criminal history check, and a driving history check.
  2. All applicants must be at least 20 years of age at the time of their experience.
  3. After being accepted for a student/volunteer position, a full time staff member will provide orientation regarding the Juvenile Department’s policies and procedures, training, supervision and evaluation.
  4. All student and volunteer positions are unpaid. It is expected that persons accepted into these positions will be reliable, dependable and will carry themselves professionally.
  5. All program participants will be expected to learn and follow the policies and procedures of the Juvenile Department.
  6. All students and volunteers are accepted on a case by case basis.

Internship and Practicum

Students working towards their Associates, Bachelors and Masters Degrees are interviewed and the agency works to create a learning opportunity to meet their needs. As the various colleges and universities have different expectations of hours and duties we will attempt to meet the requirements with each student.  Students with a strong interest in Juvenile Corrections, Social Service, Psychology, Sociology or other related areas are encouraged to apply. 

If you are interested in such an opportunity, please Contact Us, and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator.

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